Fed Cup Semifinals Betting Analysis & Free Tennis Picks

João Mourato

Friday, April 20, 2018 8:29 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 8:29 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selections for Fed Cup Semifinals. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this valuable betting picks.

France vs. USA

The United States hope to extend their dominance in the Fed Cup. In 2017, the US won the tournament for the 18th time with Coco Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers claiming the decisive point in the doubles rubber against Belarus. The Williams sisters returned to action in February and proved decisive in the victory over the Netherlands. Nevertheless, Serena and Venus will not feature this semifinals clash against France on Indoor Clay at Aix-en-Provence.

With Caroline Garcia refusing to play the Fed Cup in order to focus on her singles career and with Alize Cornet unable to compete in ITF competitions, Kristina Mladenovic is the main star on the French team. Known as one of the most talented players on the WTA Tour, Mladenovic won 83.33% of the matches played on the Fed Cup since 2017. Adding to this, the former world No.10 is one of the best doubles player in the game with an outstanding 10 – 2 career record on this competition.

Looking now at the odds for this tie, the sportsbooks expect a straightforward win from the US with Pinnacle offering only -476 for their victory. Even though we agree with their favoritism, it’s impossible to ignore Mladenovic’s brilliant record on the Fed Cup. On the other hand, clay is the worst surface for Sloane Stephens and Coco Vandeweghe. Having said that, the value is definitely on France to pull off an upset at +351 at Pinnacle. Moreover, placing a bet on Mladenovic’s tennis betting odds to win her opening match against Vandeweghe at -159 at 5Dimes is also an interesting approach for this tie.

Free Tennis Pick: Kristina Mladenovic ML (-159)
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

Germany vs. Czech Republic

Germany will host this Fed Cup tie at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart with four top-15 players in action. Julia Goerges and Angelique Kerber hold great memories from this venue since they are both former champions at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. On the other hand, Petra Kvitova is one of the most successful players ever in Fed Cup history while Karolina Pliskova won 81.25% of the matches played throughout her career on this competition.

These two teams will face each other for the 9th time in their history with Czech Republic winning seven of their previous eight meetings. However, the court conditions in Stuttgart should benefit the German players on this tie. For that reason, it’s not surprising to see the home team as the slight favorite to reach the final at -118 while Czech Republic is available at -102 at Pinnacle.

Despite Kvitova’s incredible history on this competition, it won’t be easy for the Czech to overcome such a tough opponent as Goerges on clay. With this in mind, our advice is for you to add Julia’s moneyline to your betting picks at +106 at Pinnacle as the most valuable play for this contest. On the other hand, it’s impossible to find any value on Angelique’s price to win her match against Karolina Pliskova at -227 at 5Dimes.

Free Tennis Pick: Julia Goerges ML (+106)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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